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  • Colin Gelder
    HSJ Knowledge

    Roundtable: The battle against COPD is psychological, not just physical


    As HSJ’s roundtable heard, COPD can take a negative toll on emotions as well as bodies, says Alison Moore

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    Exclusive: NHS ‘needs £100m’ social care boost to hit A&E target


    Clifford Mann says extra social care cash needs to go on DTOCs or NHS won’t meet A E goal NHS England A E lead says huge boost in emergency staff needed Mann urges HEE to extend emergency medicine recuitment programme NHS bosses must persuade councils to spend £100m of new social care

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    Former health secretary to chair struggling STP


    Patricia Hewitt to chair Norfolk STP amid concerns about its progress Systems leaders want Ms Hewitt to “bang heads together”, says senior source STP interim chair John Fry welcomes the appointment A former health secretary has been brought in to chair Norfolk and Waveney sustainability and

  • Weston General Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Trust shuts 'inadequate' A&E overnight after CQC safety warning


    Weston Area Health Trust “temporarily” shuts A E overnight, citing difficulty maintaining safe staffing levels CQC issues formal warning over inadequate A E services Comes amid wider plans to reconfigure unsustainable clinical services Trust remains committed to 24/7 urgent care but says

  • Carer with elderly man

    Tories will target NHS weekend discharge rates


    Discharge rates should be ‘at a similar’ level at weekends as on weekdays, says Tory manifesto Policy continues direction of travel set out by seven day services agenda Senior expert warns policy would require substantial additional resource New targets for NHS trusts to discharge emergency

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    HSJ Local

    Special measures trust appoints successor to Phil Morley


    Former Hinchingbrooke chief executive succeeds controversial chief at special measures trust Lance McCarthy led Hinchingbrooke out of special measures before its merger with Peterborough Princess Alex was rated inadequate and placed in special measures last year Troubled Princess Alexandra

  • Grantham Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Hunt wades into A&E closure row


    Health secretary orders review of Lincolnshire trust’s decision to close hospital A E overnight Independent reconfiguration panel will make initial assessment of whether full review is needed Trust says remains committed to fully reopening Grantham A E ‘but only when safe to do so’ Jeremy

  • Chris Hopson

    Hopson: Keeping trusts' deficit under £1bn would be 'extraordinary'


    Chris Hopson says NHS had been “insufficiently celebratory” about stopping deficit from “running out of control” Provider deficit reduction shows trusts can deliver when given “sensible plans”, he says Refuses to rule out providers hitting £580m deficit target but says there is “risk” Keeping the

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    HSJ Local

    Trust declares first A&E 'critical incident' in several years


    Basildon takes ’very unusual step’ due to lack of beds for new admissions Trust forced to ’cancel significant amounts’ of elective work Move follows similar action taken at nearby Southend just weeks earlier Basildon hospital was forced to call its first internal critical incident in “years” and

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    Expert Briefing

    London Eye: A&E


    Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover Sign up here to get London Eye by email